The opening of The Magus by John Fowles. Born 31st March 1926, died 7th November 2005.
'As I type Tallis' O Salutaris Hostia is playing. Why Tallis? Why the Elizabethan composers? Why do I need to hear a Bach fugue every day, but could live the rest of my life without hearing another Prokofiev Symphony? Why does John Fowles' The Magus still move me?' - On An Overgrown Path, August 2004.
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